Treeline Response to Climate: Up, Down, All Around

Treeline on a mountainside

Treeline response to climate in the western U.S.: the big picture and the current picture, as well as 21st century projections.

Connie Millar
USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station

Producer - Michael Furniss
Technical production - Jeffrey Guntle

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A look at climate trends in the western U.S., including droughts, melting snowpack, glaciers, wildfire, forest densification and expansion, forest mortality, uphill migration, and changes in genetic diversity and adaptation.

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The big picture of current climate changes in the western U.S. and 21st century projections.

Potential vegetation responses to climate changes.

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